1998 News Story

Conference planned for centennial celebrations

The Higher Committee for the Centennial Celebrations is organizing an international conference entitled "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: One Hundred Years". The four-day conference, to be held from January 23 to 26, 1999, will highlight the recapture, on Shawwal 5, 1319 Hijrah [in 1902 AD], of the city of Riyadh by the future King Abdul Aziz, an event that led to the foundation of the modern Kingdom [in 1932 AD]. More than three hundred scholars and researchers from all over the world will take part in the conference, which will focus on the process of the establishment of the Kingdom as well as on the comprehensive development it has achieved in all walks of life.